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Apple (AAPL) could begin migrating its app processor manufacturing from Samsung (SSNLF.PK) to...

Apple (AAPL) could begin migrating its app processor manufacturing from Samsung (SSNLF.PK) to TSMC (TSM) sooner rather than later: Taiwan's Commercial Times reports TSMC has been contracted to make Apple's A6X processor, which goes into the 4th-gen iPad, with trial production beginning in Q1. If the report is accurate, there's a good chance the next-gen iPhone and iPad will also rely on TSMC-built processors. (Bernstein) (new TSMC plant)
Comments (5)
  • Bravo to AAPL. By letting Samsung fab those A5/A6 chips, Apple is letting Samsung pry on proprietary chip design skills (since A6 is not even standard ARM Cortex but Apple hand-optimized), which Samsung immediately use inside their Exynos chip line in phone/tablet products against Apple.
    2 Jan 2013, 10:36 AM Reply Like
  • proof? Exynos was a home-grown samsung product

    2 Jan 2013, 11:17 AM Reply Like
  • it's known that Samsung steals intellectual property, so it wouldn't surprise me if they "borrow" best practices into their exynos chip


    i know you're a blindly-anti-apple fandroid. stop wasting my time.
    2 Jan 2013, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • and you're pro-aapl IFan who loves to speculate without fact and believes AAPL invented every product it sells (when it fact its biggest claim to fame is marketing and dressing up existing products).


    Quit posting unsubstantiated garbage on SA so I can stop calling you out on it
    2 Jan 2013, 11:40 AM Reply Like
  • get lost troll. all i see is you stalking my posts while i never bother reading any of yours.
    2 Jan 2013, 01:32 PM Reply Like
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